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John Stryker Photography Collection, 1940-1973 | University of North Texas Special Collections

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Title: John Stryker Photography Collection, 1940-1973Add to your cart.
ID: 01/AR0770
Primary Creator: Stryker, John
Extent: 1.0 Boxes

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

John Addison Stryker (1883-1974) was born in Rockford, Illinois on September 1st. He was a prolific photographer of rodeos, where he also worked as an announcer and a producer. Stryker and his wife moved to Fort Worth in 1940. Stryker was also a handwriting expert, graduating from the Franklin Academy and the Zanerian Art College of Penmanship where he specialized in Spencerian handwriting. He later taught classes on penmanship at the Kearney Normal School beginning in 1909. Publicity work through the school led Stryker to purchase a camera in 1919, which marked the beginning of his photography career.

This collection contains eleven color and black and white photographs by John Stryker, taken at rodeos during his days in Fort Worth. Stryker lived in Fort Worth for the remainder of his life. He specialized in captivating action photography which set the standard for the horse industry for many years. A man of many talents, Stryker was even known to ride horses at these events. In 1977, a book entitled The Rodeo of John Addison Stryker with an introduction written by Ron Tyler was published by Encino Press in Austin.

Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Collection is housed in the UNT Archives and Rare Book department vault. Advance notice for use is preferred. Please contact the UNT Archives and Rare Book department for further information.
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: John Stryker Photography Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 1: Photo PrintsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 641402
Folder 1: Action Photo of a Man with a Group of Horses and Riders During a Rodeo, n.d.Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Le Vonne Sewalt Enright, Little Joe, c. 1950-1959Add to your cart.
Image is signed "Stryker" and "Fort Worth." Burwell, Nebraska is the location.
Folder 3: Palamino Stallion, n.d.Add to your cart.
Image is signed "Stryker" and "Fort Worth."
Folder 4: Santa Gertrudis, Jinkens Ranch, Fort Worth, n.d.Add to your cart.
Image is signed "Stryker" and "Fort Worth."
Folder 5: Tenderfoot, n.d.Add to your cart.
Image is signed "Stryker" and "Fort Worth."
Folder 6: Untitled, Horse, n.d.Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Untitled, Bull, n.d.Add to your cart.
Image is signed "Stryker" and "Fort Worth."
Box 2Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 641401
Folder 1: Charollaise, Blue Yates Ranch, n.d.Add to your cart.
Image is signed "Stryker" and "Fort Worth."
Folder 2: Mount Rushmore, n.d.Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Untitled, Man on a Horse, n.d.Add to your cart.
Image is signed "Stryker" and "Fort Worth."
Box 3: Untitled, 26X40 Photo with Two Horses, n.d.Add to your cart.
Contains a large photo print mounted to board. Image is signed "Stryker" and "Fort Worth" in the lower right corner.

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